Best Australian tech deals: cheap gadgets and online sales in July 2018


It's not very often we find a deal that brings plenty of add-ons to maximise your savings, but Sony has done exactly that for one of its best mirrorless cameras. And if you're looking for something to save all your excellent photos (and all other files) on, then you should be getting yourself the Samsung T5 portable SSD, available now for less than usual.

If you aren't much into photography, however, we've got your entertainment sorted with a 4K UHD Blu-ray player and a Sonos speaker that are now on sale.

But that's not all, we still have some great bargains from earlier in the week listed below, so don't forget to scroll down and take a look at what's still available.

These are Friday's deals:

New deals added Friday, July 20

Sony Alpha a7R II body | usually $3,599 now $2,683

While Sony has launched the third generation of the excellent a7R series of cameras, the Alpha a7R II hasn’t really seen a price drop on the manufacturer’s website. But if you’re after a great mirrorless snapper, then you can save a cool $916 on the body alone, plenty to get yourself a great lens for it.

You can also grab the shooter from Sony as well, which comes with a $540 discount, plus a $500 gift card to use as you wish on Sony’s other great products and a free battery pack as well, clocking your total savings to well over $1,000.View Deal

Sonos Play:3 | usually $379 now $329

There is no doubt Sonos leads the way in home audio systems and the Play:3 is a worthy mid-range option, available now with a $50 saving from Addicted To Audio and Todd’s Hi-Fi.View Deal

Sony UBP-X800 4K UHD Blu-ray player | usually $499 now $398

Watch all your favourite movies and TV shows in glorious 4K Ultra HD clarity by getting yourself a Blu-ray player that can handle that kind of resolution and save over $100 in the bargain as well.View Deal

Samsung T5 500GB portable SSD | usually $269 now $192.87

Featuring excellent data transfer speeds, the Samsung T5 portable SSD range comes highly recommended if you want to keep your files backed up safe and sound. And usually costing a pretty penny even for the lower storage capacities, this is your chance to get the 500GB version for $76 less than its usual RRP from Amazon.View Deal

Previous days' deals that are still available

Sales are hardly for a single day, unless it's a special occasion. So we see no point in deleting old deals. We hang on to them for two weeks, so if you missed out on them on the day of posting and they're still available, you can still score yourself a great bargain.

Deals added Wednesday, July 18

Samsung Galaxy S8 | usually $999 now $758

While the Galaxy S9 series has been kicking around for a while, the S8 is still a darn good Android handset. So if you want a great phone that’s now cheaper than ever, you can get the Galaxy S8 from Amazon for $758. That’s a saving of $240 on the actual RRP.View Deal

Netgear Orbi RBK30 AC2200 router | usually $299 now $245

If you’ve got a large home and are experiencing Wi-Fi dropouts in some areas, you might want to consider getting yourself a mesh system that will cover the whole space. And Netgear Orbi is one of your best options, with a $54 saving when shopping at MWave.View Deal

JBL E55 wireless headphones | usually $229 now $168

With JBL’s signature sound from a comfortable over-ear set of cans and a 20-hour battery life, you can carry on listening while saving $61 as well. These great headphones are on sale on VideoPro for just $168.View Deal

Fitbit Versa | usually $299.95 now $249

It might look like an Apple Watch, but it’s also a great alternative if you’re after a smartwatch. It’s Fitbit’s latest offering that carries a price of $299 on the manufacturer’s website, but get it for $50 less on Amazon, available in black and peach/rose gold.View Deal

Deals added Friday, July 13

Nintendo Switch | was $469 now $389

Where Amazon laid the road for a lowering of price on Nintendo’s most popular console, others have followed suit, with JB Hi-Fi now stocking the Switch at just $398 for both the Grey and the Neon versions.

If you find JB Hi-Fi has run out of stock, Amazon Australia continues to list the Nintendo Switch for $389.View Deal

DJI Mavic Pro | usually $1,399 now $1,199

Take to the skies with $200 still in your pocket and with one of the best consumer drones you can lay your hands on. Order the Mavic Pro from either Dick Smith or Kogan and take the next step towards some excellent aerial photography.View Deal

DJI Spark Fly More Combo | usually $859 now $759

If you don't need a pro-level drone, you can have plenty of fun with the pint-sized Spark. While you won’t get 4K footage with this, you can use hand gestures to guide it and save $100 on the Fly More Combo, which adds a remote control, propeller guards (recommended when using hands), an extra battery and a bag. And you can get a set in any colour you wish:
Alpine White
Sky Blue
Lava Red
Meadow Green
Sunrise YellowView Deal

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | usually $1,399 now $975

If you’re willing to settle for an imported product, you can save $414 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which is still undoubtedly a great phone if you’re after something with a stylus and plenty of oomph. 

But if you prefer Australian stock, then David Jones has the Gold version for $1,199, saving you $200.View Deal

Deals added Wednesday, July 11

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 64GB for $1,040 (usually $1,349): 

Save a few hundred dollars on one of the best smartphones available on the market today. The grey model of the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus can be had for less but be aware that this is an imported model, so make the purchase if you’re comfortable with that.View Deal

Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III wireless music system for $595 (usually $749): 

While Bose’s excellent wireless music systems come with a hefty price tag, you can save yourself $154 on the SoundTouch 30 Series III at VideoPro, where it’s on sale for $595.View Deal

Jabra Elite Sport true wireless earbuds for $220 (usually $349):

While these were cheaper during June, you can still save $120 on this pair of excellent true wireless ‘buds from Jabra by shopping at Amazon Australia.View Deal

Sony LFS50GB Google Assistant smart speaker for $193 (usually $249): 

Sony’s first Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker is back on sale with a saving of $56. While it’s more expensive than Google’s own offering, it’s a big-brand speaker that can set you up with home automation just as easily. View Deal